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Letters to Washington D.C. about border crisis

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Tucson's City Council is planning to take action on the immigration issues involving the flood of undocumented immigrant children crossing the border.

The city plans to send two different letters to two different groups about these issues. One of the letters will be sent to the White House and the other will be sent to the Consulate of Guatemala.

At the City Council meeting on Tuesday, council members heard from residents, both for and against helping the thousands of undocumented children that have crossed the border. During the meeting council members passed a memorial urging the city to send a letter to President Barack Obama and Congress.

The letter which is still being drafted, would declare support for the protection of undocumented immigrant families and children, urging the federal government to provide appropriate care and shelter for children being processed under federal immigration laws.

It would also ask the President to look into the economic development aspects of immigration.

The other letter will be going to the Consulate of Guatemala to fund a position in Tucson to create a liaison to act as a go between with the migrants.

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